The Edge Blog

by Eric Bergemann on 18 August 2020

Automating and Streamlining the Test Execution Process

Over the past 10 years, the practice of software testing has shifted tremendously. Organizations are automating more and more of their tests and...

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Payments Testing, Automation, Virtualization, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 21 April 2020

Business Continuity Planning: Scared + Prepared = Spared

With extra time on my hands, I turned to my business bookshelf for some reading material and came across a dog-eared and much highlighted classic...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Risk, Virtualization, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 31 March 2020

Operational Resiliency: 4 Key Requirements for Your Business Continuity Plan

In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven many financial services companies to execute their business continuity plans and test...

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ATM Testing, Payments Testing, Automation, Agile, Risk, Virtualization, DevOps, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 29 May 2019

Virtualized ATM Testing: The Time is Now

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide support for the Windows 7 platform. No software updates. No security patches or fixes. No...

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ATM Testing, Automation, Virtualization

by Steve Gilde on 15 January 2019

Testing: A Critical Component of Digital Transformation

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 proved to be quite interesting. In it, Gartner states:

"The future will be characterized by...

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ATM Testing, Automation, Virtualization, Innovation

by Steve Gilde on 19 June 2018

ATM Fault Testing: Leveraging Virtualization Reduces Risk

Henry Ford is reputed to have said “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” Having been around the payments business for...

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ATM Testing, Risk, Virtualization

by Steve Gilde on 5 June 2018

Tick, Tick, Tick: Migrate to Windows 10 and Test Your ATMs Before Time Expires

I recently had an interesting conversation with a journalist from one of the industry publications. The subject was migrating ATMs to Windows 10.

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ATM Testing, Virtualization

by Steve Gilde on 29 May 2018

ATM Testing: The Benefits of Virtualization

Over the past 50 years, the ATM has evolved from being a simple, single purpose cash dispensing device to become a high-profile and mission...

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ATM Testing, Automation, Virtualization

by Steve Gilde on 22 January 2018

Virtualization, Not Virtual Reality, Improves Capabilities of ATM Testing

The IT definition of “virtualization” has unfortunately become confused with the virtual reality terminology of the gaming world. In a testing...

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ATM Testing, Virtualization

by Steve Gilde on 15 January 2018

Method in the Madness: A Case for Virtual ATM Testing

Many organizations have adopted or have at least started moving toward Agile development practices abandoning the Waterfall methodology used for...

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ATM Testing, Agile, Virtualization